Primary school re-opening: High attendance reported amid focus on wellbeing and recovery

There are reports of high pupil attendance as primary schools re-opened their doors to all children this week.

Challenges reported by school leaders to Headteacher Update centred on issues such as assuring families that schools are safe and re-establishing routines.

On Monday (March 8), the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) said that primary school full re-opening “appears to have gone smoothly” and the union has received reports from its members that “attendance is high”

General secretary Paul Whiteman said: “Teachers and school leaders have gone out of their way to make it a positive return and we are hearing that attendance is high. School leaders and their teams will be delighted to see so many pupils back in class.”

Headteacher Update spoke to a number of school leaders to gauge how things have gone.

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